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Candidate Nominating Petition Forms Now Available, Filing Period for Assembly and School Board Seats Opens August 2

August 1, 2019 – News

Nominating Petitions are now available in the Municipal Clerk’s office in City Hall and online at: https://juneau.org/clerk/elections

The filing period for the City & Borough of Juneau Assembly and School Board opens Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.  Voters will elect four Assemblymembers and two School Board members at the October 1, 2019 Regular Municipal Election.  Filing for the seats closes Monday, August 12, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Offices to be filled (elected by the voters at-large)

One (1)   Areawide Assemblymember: 3-year term  (Corrected!)

Two (2)   District One Assemblymembers: One seat for 3-year term and one seat for a 1-year term

One (1)   District Two Assemblymember: 3-year term 

 Two (2)   School Board Members: 3-year terms   

 In order to file for office, candidates must submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form with their Nomination Petition signed by at least 25 registered voters (more signatures are recommended in case one or more signature is disqualified) as well as the Alaska Public Offices Commission-Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement.

 Candidates for office must be qualified voters of the City and Borough of Juneau:

(1)        Qualified to vote in State elections;

(2)        A resident of the municipality for at least thirty days immediately preceding the election;

(3)        Registered to vote in state elections at a residence address within the municipality at least thirty days before the municipal election at which the person seeks to vote; and

(4)        Not disqualified under Article V of the Alaska Constitution.

In addition, candidates for Assembly must be a resident of CBJ for at least one year immediately preceding election to office. Also, candidates for Assembly District 1 and District 2 seats must reside in the district from which elected or appointed at the time of the Assemblymember’s election or appointment. For the District 1 Assembly seats, the candidate who receives the greatest number of votes is elected to the three-year term and the candidate receiving the second highest number of votes is elected to the one-year term.

Anyone needing further information should contact the Clerk’s Office at 586-5278 or via e-mail at city.clerk@juneau.org

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